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In the News: Fraud Unit Raids Dental Office, Florida-Cuba Trade, Marion County Counterterrorism, Smoke Lingers Around Goethe

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm

State Medicaid fraud unit raids dental office in Ocala – Investigators seized computers and documents from a dental office suspected of Medicaid fraud in Ocala on Wednesday. Churchill Dentistry has been previously investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Ocala […]

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In The News: Senate Bill Protects Prisoners, Treasure Hunter Found, Rubio Talks Cuba, Florida Fair Increases Safety, Auschwitz 70th Anniversary Remembered

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 28, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Bill would punish abusive guards, protect Florida prisoners  – A proposed state Senate bill would protect prisoners and hold guards accountable after inmate deaths climbed 13 percent in 2014. Tampa Bay Times Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year […]

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In the News: Florida Gas Prices Fall, Drone Crashes Near White House, Alachua County School Chancellor Appointed, Winston Accuser Goes Public

By on January 26th, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Florida average nudges $2/gallon price for gasoline – Florida’s average price of a gallon of gasoline reached $2.08 Monday but is expected to fall under $2 within the next month. The national average for unleaded gasoline, at $2.04 per gallon, […]

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In the News: Engineered Mosquitos Used As Cure, Drug Execution Violates Inmates’ Rights, Tebow’s Foundation Funds Proms, Great White Returns to Florida

By on January 26th, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Genetically modified mosquitoes used to combat viral diseases in Florida – Researchers are waiting for approval to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys as a means to “cure” dengue and chikungunya. The male mosquitos have been engineered to keep female […]

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In The News: Allegations Of Gov. Rick Scott, Missing Person’s Car Found, Kentucky Teen Charged With Rape, SkyMall Files Bankruptcy, House Proposes Shrinking Fed Workforce

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Gov. Rick Scott said he would cooperate with an FDLE probe – Allegations recently surfaced that Gov. Rick Scott and his office made politically motivated requests to the state’s former top law-enforcement official. Scott refuted the claims and said he […]

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In the News: College Textbook Tax Exemption, High School Anti-Bullying Video, Youth Pastor Arrested, Patriots Violate NFL Regulation, FBI Concludes Ferguson Investigation

By and on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

Marion County Youth Pastor Arrested, Faces 15 Counts Of Sex Abuse – Thirty-six-year-old Marion County youth pastor, Peter Bass, was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of sex abuse. The Oregonian Olympia Student Fights Bullying With Video And Bracelets – Eighteen-year-old senior […]

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In The News: 740-pound Black Bear Killed, Veteran Suicide Bill Backed, Scott Faces FLDE Controversy, Black Caucus Unveils Agenda

By on January 21st, 2015 | Last updated: January 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Weighing in at 740 pounds, Biggest ever Florida Black Bear Killed – Wildlife officers trapped and killed the biggest Florida black bear on record Sunday in a Longwood neighborhood. The previous record-holder was 620 pounds. Orlando Sentinel Senate Backs Bill […]

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In The News: 2015 State Of The Union, House Committee Approves Bill For Guns On Campus, Miami Residents Angry At Mugshot Target Practice, Shaq Sworn In As South Florida Police Officer

By and on January 21st, 2015 | Last updated: January 21, 2015 at 10:32 am

Obama’s 2015 State of the Union to-do list – In his State of the Union, President Obama said he plans to launch initiatives aimed at making two years of community college free and reforming the tax code, among various other proposals. CBS News Bill […]

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In The News: Concealed Weapons On Campuses, Crime-Spree Teens Claim Abuse, Suspicious Death In Argentina, North Korea NSA Hack

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Legislature to consider bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses – The House of Representative’s Criminal Justice Subcommittee will discuss a measure today that could strike down a current law that prohibits concealed weapons on college campuses. The bill would […]

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In The News: Potential Florida Tax Cuts For Communications, UF Student Death Confirmed, State of the Union Address With Florida Same-sex Couple As Guests

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Gov. Rick Scott Pushing Tax Cut For Cellphones, Cable TV – Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to save Floridians more than $40 a year by calling on state legislators to cut the state taxes on communication services. Ocala Star Banner UF Student […]

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